Astrophysics (index)

Catalina Sky Survey

(survey of near-Earth objects)

The Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) is a survey of Near-Earth Objects (NEO), i.e., Comets and Asteroids whose orbits pass close to that of the Earth. It was begun in 1998 and progresses.

The first goal has been to identify 90% of objects 1 kilometer or larger.

Two telescopes are used: 1.5meter telescope on Mt. Lemon and a 68 cm telescope near Mt. Bigelow, both near Tucson, Arizona.

(survey,near-Earth objects)

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey